Two months after their installation, electric scooter users are being attacked by cyclists and pedestrians. Two municipal police officers attended a Gap prevention day on Thursday, July 7. They confirmed without generalizing: "It's true that we see unacceptable behavior. Some people ride on sidewalks while others are on multiple scooters. We have been pedagogical so far. Passers-by agree with Michel, 67: "I can travel by foot or bike and I see the incivilities that come to people on scooters," Michel says.
One of the officers said, "You realize that people you are checking don't know the rules associated with using the devices." The majority of pedestrians, bicyclists and users who approached us throughout the day were in this situation. Two teens on two scooters were stopped by the police and pedagogy was used to inform them. Pascal Masse, volunteer delegate to road safety, says that this is why awareness days exist. To conclude, "This type of day will continue to happen in the future."